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Image Number 787 (Contact dermatitis allergic)


Diagnosis: Contact dermatitis allergic

Site: Eye

Sex: F

Age: 57

Type: Clinical

Description: Causative topical (neomycin)

Submitted by: Ted Rosen

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Differential Diagnosis

History: 57 year-old American touring Europe. Develops small itchy "spot" and obtains topical cream. Initially, cream makes area better, but then affected area experiences explosive erythema and edema with intense itching. Patient applying steroid + neomycin-containing cream. (Fig 2) Allergy to neomycin confirmed later by patch testing and patient warned about future exposure.

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